From bratwursts to fine wine, and jazz to Um Pa—area events this weekend cover quite a range.  Wherever you live on the shore, there’s likely a celebratory festival happening not far from your own backyard.

Berlin’s OctoberFest

The quaint little historic town of Berlin hosts its first ever OctoberFest Saturday October 15th beginning at noon.  Berlin’s own Burley Oak Brewery is hosting the Beer Garden, featuring German-style beers.   Live entertainment by two bands.   The first is a regional act known as the “Cow Polkas”–and yes as the name suggests they are indeed a polka band–who like to change it up a bit and throw in a little western twang.  Additionally, Um Pa Band “The Wanderers” shares the stage.  Pretzels, strudels and other authentic German food will be available for purchase.


Salisbury Autumn Wine Festival at Pemberton Historical Park

Saturday and Sunday October 15-16th starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, 12:30 p.m. Sunday and ending at 6 p.m. both days

Tickets are $20 for one day, $30 for two days and include a 6 oz. tasting glass and admission to all entertainment.

The event offers tastings included with admission, wines by the glass and bottle available for purchase, craft and art vendors, entertainment, and local cuisine.

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Ocean City Oktoberfest at the Convention Center

Friday and Saturday October 14-15th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Eat, drink and dance! Traditional foods like schnitzels, wursts and plenty of barrels of beer.  Entertainment including the Pennsylvania Villagers, Alpen Rose Dancers, and Mike’s Bavarian Bandstand, to keep you moving.

Showcase your competitive side; numerous contests are also on tap–Dance Contests, a Knockwurst Eating Contest, Sam Adams Stein-Holding Competition, and more.

Rehoboth Jazz Festival October 12th-16th

Three main stages–the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, The Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts, and Epworth Church, will feature nationally and regionally known jazz musicians.  Local restaurants and businesses will also play host to jazz acts across the four day festival.

In its 22nd year, the jazz festival is widely known and celebrated.  The schedule is chalk full of acts all over town and in Dewey Beach.  Tickets are per act, per venue and range in pricing.  See the below link for entertainment schedule and tickets.

Schedule and tickets